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'There's still time, we'll get our chances' - Kevin

Posted on 6 March 2016  - 11:22

Kevin Wimmer was in philosophical mood after his stoppage time tackle denied Aaron Ramsey an almost certain goal in Saturday’s North London derby.

Kevin Wimmer up against Danny WelbeckUnder pressure from Kieran Gibbs

The Austrian international slid in at the vital moment with Arsenal’s opening goalscorer set to pull the trigger once more in a bid to snatch victory for his side right at the end of a pulsating clash at White Hart Lane.

Alexis Sanchez’s 76th-minute strike ultimately ensured honours ended even at 2-2 but, having seen the Gunners reduced to 10 men prior to us taking a 2-1 lead through Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane, centre-back Kevin was left wondering what might have been.

“It feels a little bit like a defeat today because over the 90 minutes I think we were the better team,” said the 23-year-old.

“We had a lot of clear chances and we didn’t concede a lot of chances ourselves. Their first goal was very unlucky, then we went 2-1 up and we had chances for the third so it’s disappointing that we conceded the second goal and didn’t win this game.

“At the end it was a good tackle and maybe I saved a point but there’s always Hugo Lloris behind me – he’s always there and he would most likely have saved it. It was an important tackle and I don’t want to imagine what would have happened if we hadn’t stopped the shot but the point is okay, there’s still a long way to go, we will get our chances and we have to keep on going like this. We played very well today and I think if we keep it up like this in the next few weeks we can do well.”

With top-of-the-table implications adding even more spice to what is always a hotly-contested fixture, Kevin admitted he was stunned by the deafening noise inside White Hart Lane during the game.

“The atmosphere was crazy today from the first second onwards – unbelievable!” he added. “You couldn’t hear the other players when you wanted to talk to them, that was impossible today.

“The atmosphere was special – I’ve never experienced such a good one before.”